BUILDING ONE COMMUNITY IN THE NEWS

Stamford parents aim to break down barriers for immigrant students

Stamford Advocate By Travis Clark STAMFORD — Three years ago, a group of parents whose children are students in Stamford Public Schools took it upon themselves to engage the community on the challenges to educating immigrant youth. Calling themselves the POWER Program, these parents from throughout the school district sought to work with teachers and…
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Q&A with…Maria Esther Magallanes, who engages with immigrant, artistic community

Darien News January 4, 2018 By Humberto J. Rocha DARIEN — A beacon of hope and guidance. That’s what Maria Esther Magallanes, 52, feels when she sees a lighthouse, a structure she’s become fascinated with ever since her arrival in Darien more than a decade ago. The Mexico City native meshes this New England charm…
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Hiding in plain sight: Immigrants struggle to navigate a changing political reality

Greenwich Times By Alexandra Villarreal Blood red blemishes stretched across Maria’s cheeks. The rosacea had appeared months earlier, around the 2016 election, and it would not leave. When she visited the doctor, she was told that stress had caused the violent sores bubbling from her skin. It was not her work that brought Maria so…
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Stamford nonprofit offers free immigration counseling

News12 Connecticut STAMFORD – A free immigration clinic was held with volunteer attorneys Friday morning in Stamford to offer information about citizenship and deportation to immigrants in the community. Building One Community, a nonprofit organization that seeks to support immigrants, organized the event as an outlet for those who may need information but aren’t sure…
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Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic: Supporters Rally In Stamford For DACA

Stamford Daily Voice By Karen Tensa STAMFORD, Conn. — Over 150 people gathered Tuesday evening in Mill River Park — just across from Trump Parc Stamford — to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Speakers from Stamford Mayor David Martin to the head of Building One Community vowed…
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After DACA is rescinded, Dreamers rally outside Trump Parc in Stamford

Stamford Advocate By Travis Clark STAMFORD — “Our dreams are not illegal,” read one sign. “Dreamers make America great,” read another. That is the message DACA recipients and their allies were sending Tuesday outside Stamford’s Trump Parc. Angel Mendoza, 11, of Bridgeport, began the demonstration with a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” and the crowd…
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